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Why and How Personalized Learning is Transforming Texas Education

Texas schools are shifting rapidly from print to digital content, and these blended environments are enabling a new level of personalized learning in …

Here comes the charter school sneak attack: This is how a bipartisan education reform bill turns into a disaster for our kids

The Every Student Succeeds Act had wide support, but its real effect will be determined by its interpretation<p>Everyone talks about the "do-nothing Congress" and how Republican obstruction has neutered the federal government. But recently there was one policy area where warring parties in Congress …

Why Teachers Participate in Twitter Chats (and What's Coming Next)

Teachers who want to expand their knowledge, share instructional resources, and interact with others who have complementary professional interests are discovering that class is always in session thanks to the hundreds of regularly scheduled Twitter chats that happen each week.<p>Collaborative …

L .E. A. D. E. R.

<i>"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." - Ronald</i> …

Leadership

Social media has brought out our vanity and self-pity, with superstar teachers and their uncritical followers creating a toxic culture of one-upmanship<p>I used to love going out on a course and learning stuff. The chance to meet new people, share resources, get ideas and a free lunch. The best …

Social Media

How I Took Control Over My Own Professional Development

<b>How I Took Control Over My Own Professional Development</b><p><i>or ‘The Real World Masters In Education’</i><p>Every so often, someone would tell me that I should …

10 great TED talks every educator should watch

Shares 77<p>In today’s blog we share 10 of our favourite TED talks for and by educators. They’re a great way to keep up with the latest teaching …

5 "Be's" for Connected and Curious Educators

Eventually, I hit a stride in my teaching. By year three, I had a rich curation of resources in my teacher toolbox that included a few tangible and …

How To Plan Better Professional Development

[Only 16 days until the release of our book, Building School 2.0! Pre-order it today!]So… after yesterday’s post, several folks asked me to talk …

The Educator's Guide to Creating Connections

Key features<p>Learn how Connected Education impacts every aspect of education from policy to professional learning to student voice<br>• Gain insights from …

Getting Smart on Personalization and Privacy

<i>Authored by Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Paige Kowalski, Erin Lockett, Karla Phillips, Carri Schneider and Tom Vander Ark</i> <br>Download the Bundle<p>Getting Smart …

Ruta Danyte on Twitter: ". @quickmuse We don't know what jobs we'll have in the future. Let's focus on critical thinkers who know how to learn/relearn. #innochat"

The Globalized Classroom: 18 Resources for 2015

All humans are citizens of the world, and teaching that fact to children in school can make them more sensitive to global issues and inspire them to …

My Approach To Digital Content Curation

<b>My Approach To Digital Content Curation</b>by <b>Steven Anderson</b>, Presenter at tlipad.com.I spend a great deal of time looking up stuff. Whether that stuff …

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Debby MacGowan☀️ on Twitter: "A4: I see technology being a great resource for this. Ss can post to a Padlet wall remaining anonymous if they like. #whatisschool"

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I am a Teacher, Not a Hero

Do not look upon me or us with sad, puppy dog eyes, or kowtow to our profession. We joined the ranks of teachers because we care about kids and …

What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Inquiry

So why did we get away from this approach in formal education? Approaching a concept through the process of inquiry takes a resource that teachers …

How Much Performance Pizzazz Does a Teacher Need to be Effective?

The other role model is Siepiola's own English teacher from the 1990s at Clinton High School in upstate New York: Ms. Hepburn.<p>"She was a performer, …

Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work

A screen grab from Burlington High School’s Help Desk video, “All the Techie Ladies,” produced by the female members of the team. From the left: …

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The Path To Disruption: Entrepreneurs, Incumbents, And The Next (R)evolution In Online Education

The bloom is off the rose. Massively open online courses (MOOCs), heralded by Silicon Valley visionaries and higher education critics alike as the great disruptor of the university, are coming under increased criticism for their failure to provide the powerful learning outcomes that their …

Innovation

Community

RCEs go above and beyond to help their communities stay connected.<p>Building your professional learning network? Looking for exclusive opportunities to …

10 Things Your Professional Learning Partners Should Want to Tell You

I have been thinking about the way things are in the world of professional development. Thinking about all those things I have learned to say. …

CTI - Collaborative Learning

What is collaborative learning? <br>What is the impact of collaborative learning or group work? <br>What are some examples of collaborative learning …

Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 2: (Un)Mapping the Terrain

Digital pedagogy is not a dancing monkey. It won’t do tricks on command. It won’t come obediently when called. Nobody can show us how to do it or …

Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources

Go here for videos, sites, interactives, questions, slides, textbooks, handouts, lessons, and exams. Filter by CCSS, subject, and grade.<p>Go here for …